Michelle Henry is a partner in the Labour and Employment Group in our Toronto office. She advises employers on various employment-related matters, such as workplace restructuring, workplace investigations, employment contracts, employee terminations, discipline, workers' compensation, occupational health and safety matters, workplace violence, employment standards and human rights. Michelle represents employers in employment-related litigation, including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, and injunctions proceedings.
Michelle's practice also encompasses labour relations. She advises and acts on behalf of employers in collective bargaining (including at negotiations, mediation and conciliation), interest arbitrations, collective agreement interpretation, grievance arbitrations, strikes and lockouts, and injunction proceedings during strikes. Michelle also advises and acts on behalf of employers in matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and Canada Industrial Relations Board.
Furthermore, Michelle has vast experience in representing companies in human rights litigation before the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the federal and provincial Tribunals, both in respect of allegations relating to discrimination in employment and the provision of services. Michelle is frequently hired to conduct independent investigations into allegations of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and other alleged misconduct.
From April 2012 to September 2013, Michelle was Corporate Counsel for Federal Express Canada, where she worked extensively in the area of federal employment related legislation. In October 2013, she resumed her labour and employment practice at BLG.